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Shepway District

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  • Day32

    Dungeness Dreaming

    May 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The surreal and post-apocalyptic landscape of Dungeness home of the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Derek Jarman's house - Prospect Cottage - and a mixture of semi derelict old converted rail carriage cottages and sleek all black or ultra modern creations.

    I have always loved Dungeness and so along with my local Hastings relatives - Auntie Chris, Cousin Helga and Sister Claire - took a trip there by public transport. A bus runs from Hastings to Dymchurch (1hr45mins) from where you can catch the wonderful minature steam railway trains that run from Dymchurch to Dungeness (40 mins). The bus is a double decker so although a long journey it winds its way through some magnificent countryside and small villages on the E Sussex and Kent coasts, the views from the upper deck are great.

    Once there its like stepping out into another world; the shingle peninsula is very flat and on one side looms the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station and on the other the shingle falls off to the English Channel, the white cliffs of Dover visible across the water.

    A large part of the peninsula is a Nature Reserve and includes over 30% of all UK flora and lots of birds and other fauna, some very rare. The rest is that odd mixture of tumble down buildings, ultra modern arty creations - Holiday homes for the London rich - and abandoned fishing boats and sheds high and dry on the shingle far from the shore.

    The Dungeness Railway Station has a cafe called 'The End of the Line'... "more like The End of the World" said Peter, Helga's husband, when he came to pick us up later in the day. The drive back by car was much quicker and we were soon back in Hastings.

    All in all a wonderful day :-)
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  • Day15

    Day 15 Orpington

    July 14 in the United Kingdom

    We decided to get ourselves brunch from a supermarket rather than stay for breakfast, so that we could have a last picnic and buy some French wine. Before we left I had to go for a last swim in the glorious morning sunshine. In the carpark was a Belgian car with the numberplate NO:C:O2 and it was filling up with Electricity ( supplied in the hotel car park. We then off in the direction of Calais looking out for supermarkets. We found a huge Leclerc and headed off to find food then looked for the wine only to find a notice saying that alcohol would not be on sale again until Monday morning! We could only assume that this was because today is Bastille Day. We carried on and found a lovely place to picnic and then back to the Eurotunnel, and then back to Orpington.Read more

  • Day2

    Ankunft in England

    September 24, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Dann kam der Highlight, zum allerersten mal Linksverkehr, man war das aufregend. Voller Konzentration steuerten wir das Dover Castle an und besichtigten zuerst mal das Castle und staunten über die tolle Aussicht. Dann fuhren wir weiter, natürlich alles links in Richtung New Romney wo unser erster Campingplatz war. Mit einem Guiness als Schlumi liessen wir den gemütlichen Abend ausklingen.
    Eigentlich freuten wir uns auf eine ruhigere Nacht und alles schien so wie unser Wunsch in Erfüllung gehen könnte, doch als die Alarmanlage eines Autos abging und darauf 2 Hunde sich ein Bellkonzert ablieferten, wurden wir schon wieder wachgerüttelt. Dies wechselte sich ab bis in die frühen Morgenstunden, das Schlafmanko bemerkten alle.

    Campingplatz: Marlie Holiday Park in New Romney
    Bemerkungen: der Platz hat den Namen Camping nicht verdient, nicht zu empfehlen!
    Wetter: schön
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  • Day7

    Den6 Cesta do Frankfurtu II.

    May 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Tak vazeni, sme vo Folkerstone. Cesta prebiehala v pohodicke, jazdu po opacnej strane aj po vsadepritomnych kruhovych objazdoch uz mame v krvi. Postupne sme sice museli zvysovat nasu priemernu rychlost, ale check-in na Eurotunnel sme urobili o 14:17 ;-) !!! Cize s 3 minutovou rezervou. Este sme stihli rychle wecko a uz sme utekali na pasovu kontrolu a nalodenie na vlak, lebo odchod sme mali 14:50. Za pasovou kontrolou nas vsak cakal oznam, ze pre technicke problemy sa nepremavalo a aktualne meskanie je 60 minut!!! V hlave sa mi hned rozbehli vsetky prepocty zahrnajuce casovu rezervu, potencial nemeckej nocnej dialnice, nevyhnutne tankovanie a potrebu dorazit do hotela do 23:00 (uz nasho casu, nie UK) ... pociatocne nadsenie zo stihnutia check-in sa menilo spat na jemnu nervozitu ako sme ju uz poznali z Bostonu. Na fotke vidno ako stojime a cakame aj s ostatnymi na nalodovanie. Nakoniec sa meskanie natiahlo, do vlaku nas zacali ukladat az o hodinu a vyrazali sme o 16:13 ... cize meskanie 1 hodina 23 minut!!! Nalodenie do vlaku sme uz zvladli ako stari podmorski eurotunelovi harcovnici, a tentokrat sme dokonca chytili miesto na poschodi :-) Tak sa ozveme opat az z kontinentu.Read more

  • Day2

    Hythe, Dymchurch Rd

    May 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Zwischenstop, Pause auch für Wilma am "The Royal Military Canal", der 1804-1809 gegraben wurde, weil man befürchtete, dass Napoleon (Napolionische Kriege 1793-1815) hier übersetzen und angreifen würde. Er ist 28 Miles (45 km) lang und reicht von Seabrook in der Nähe von Folkstone bis Cliff End in der Nähe von Hastings.

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